About this Vendor
Blind Date - Premiere Wedding & Event Band
For over a decade Blind Date has remained Texas premiere wedding and private party band. Based in Austin, the band is comprised of the city's most accomplished musicians. They’re known for their incredibly versatile repertoire: dance, rock, jazz, country, & hip-hop. Unlike most bands that have a set list of songs that vary little from one event to another, Blind Date calls songs one at a time during the performance to fit the mood of the event at any given moment, even allowing for spur of the moment requests. With 400+ songs to choose from and a state of the art light show, they will make the night perfect. When you book Blind Date you get a high energy performance, and unparalleled service throughout the entire planning process. Our goal is to make your event one you will never forget!
Guitar, Percussion, Saxophone, Trumpet, Vocals
Country, Dance, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock
After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Reception, Wedding
Live Music, MC Services, Recorded Music, Sound Equipment, Music, Equipment, Rentals + Equipment
Blind Date made our wedding the most fun night ever!!! We booked them without seeing them live based on referrals, reviews and videos online. They definitely did not disappoint. People were up and dancing even during dinner, and the dance floor never cleared for the rest of the night! All of our guests are still raving about the band! They are interactive and can play EVERYTHING!! The highlight of my night was when my brother got on stage and rapped with them. Seriously, Blind Date was the highlight of our wedding, I hope that I get to be a guest at more Blind Date weddings in the future!!!
Blind Date is the best of the best!! We went out on a limb when we hired Blind Date based on several referrals and dozens of YouTube videos without having seen them live. My husband and I took our last few photos during their dinner set and as we walked back into the reception hall people immediately came up to us raving about the band. Their sound is incredible, their energy sets the tone for everyone to have fun and they truly engage the entire crowd. We didn't give them a specific set list and they played the perfect mix that everyone in the audience would enjoy. Almost everyone at our reception was on the dance floor the whole time they played and four hours went by in no time. They are what made our reception one of the best nights of our lives and we still have friends and family talking about Blind Date being the best wedding band they have ever seen. I can't recommend them enough for any and all events!
Blind Date seriously made my wedding. Having a good band was very important to us and I don't think there was a single person in their chair all night. They are amazing at engaging the crowd and really reading what they want. I was the bride and they had both myself and all of my (13) bridesmaids on stage for multiple songs as well as me and the groom. I was bombarded by people asking who my band was all night. I know having a good band is costly but this (and alcohol) are the two most crucial points to a fun wedding reception. Thank you Blind Date, I wish we could do it all over again!
Blind Date was AMAZING at our wedding! People were constantly on the dance floor, and when the night was over, no one wanted to leave! They are very interactive, having people on the stage or helping sing along. They brought the BEST dance party to our wedding, I would recommend them to any and everyone!
WOW! WOW! WOW! Never had so much fun!!! They played at my son's wedding on March 25, 2017! Loved everything about them. They were the absolute best! People could not get out on the dance floor quick enough! I would use them again and again!! Made for the funnest wedding reception! They played everything you would want them to play and were so good!! Very easy to work with!
I had heard so many raving reviews about Blind Date and was quick to reach out as soon as we set our wedding to date to see if they were available. Mark was so great to work with leading up to the wedding and they were an absolute hit at our reception. I still get comments from guests saying how great they were and wanting to know how we found the band. The band was one of my number one priorities for the reception and Blind Date will keep your guests of all ages on their feet the whole night!
This band is absolutely incredible! My husband and I, along with all of our guests, cannot stop talking about their performance at our reception! They truly know how to put on a show and engage the crowd. They had our guests on their feet and on the dance floor the entire evening, which is exactly what we wanted. Behind the scenes, they were so easy to work with and were able to learn all of our special song requests. Best decision we made throughout the planning process was choosing Blind Date!
These guys are incredible!! They performed at my brother-in-law's wedding last year and then at my wedding this year and they seriously kick ass. They had people dancing from the first song until we had to push everyone off stage at the end of the night - definitely worth it if you're looking to throw a real party! The only thing you should know in advance is that their equipment requires some specific electrical/space requirements so if you're set on booking them make sure you book your venue with them in mind! I changed my venue so that we could have them there and lost a little money on that, but it was so worth it! Love these guys.
THE BEST WEDDING BAND IN EXISTENCE! We booked our wedding date based on their availability. We attended a wedding where Blind Date performed two years ago and when we got engaged, we knew we wanted them to play our wedding. They book up fast, and rightfully so, because they are absolutely incredible. Mark and the rest of the band put on a show that our guests have been complimenting ever since. They play a great mix of modern music and the classics and know exactly how to gauge the crowd and get them going!
Hiring Blind Date to play at our wedding was the BEST decision we made! Even after evacuating our reception tent due to a tornado, the band came back better than ever. They put on an incredible show and made our wedding a dance party we'll never forget. THANK Y'ALL for making our big day a blast! You exceeded our expectations and we'll be calling when we renew our vows ; )
Best wedding band out there!!Reviewed on 5/16/2014 Eliza d
Blind Date is, by far, the best wedding band out there. Not only are they extremely professional, responsive, and easy to deal with, they also put on a hell of a show! These guys (and girl) are not only amazing singers and musicians, but they really know how to perform. They got the crowd going immediately, and not one guest left the dance floor the ENTIRE night. They let my bridesmaids and I get up and sing a song of our choice (they supplied the lyrics on screens only we could see from the stage) - it was such a fun moment. They ended the night singing "Purple Rain" from the top of one of our reception tables - just amazing! Our guests have not stopped talking about "the band" - one guest even said he almost offered them $500 cash to see if they would play for an extra half hour! No one wanted it to end, and they really were the highlight vendor of our wedding day. Can't reccommend them highly enough! Also, SO worth the hefty price tag ($10,000) - don't regret it a bit! :)
Worth Every PennyReviewed on 4/07/2014 Kendall C
I've seen Blind Date at three weddings now including my own and they just get better and better. They are worth every penny. They even helped during my ceremony because it was raining - way above and beyond their duties. I got so many compliments from guests and the dance floor was literally packed the entire time.
The best wedding band ever!Reviewed on 11/20/2013
My husband and I had a small wedding in a foreign country, and then returned to my hometown for a celebration. We wanted this to be a fun, relaxed event where guests enjoyed themselves. I KNEW I had to have Blind Date as the band. We even moved our celebration up a week so they could perform. We have received so many compliments with all guests saying "It was the best wedding band they'd ever seen." As one guest said, "You could have had no booze, no food and that band and it would have been the best reception I've ever been to." You will be not be disappointed! They were very courteous and professional to work with as well. I can't say enough good things about Blind Date!
Everyone loved the band!Reviewed on 3/28/2013 Sarah B
I think almost every guest at our wedding was on their feet dancing at the wedding! Everyone had such a wonderful time and much of that is due to Blind Date and their amazing singing. The depth of what they play is pretty awesome as well. From classic to country to top 40 and everything in between they covered all ages and genres. I got so many compliments on the band and many requests for their information because they kept the party alive all night!
We Danced!Reviewed on 6/11/2011 Hope C
Band and music was our #1 Priority - it was one of the first things we contracted. Mark was easy to work with and learned 2 songs for our wedding and nailed them both. Any comment about our wedding includes what fun the guest had on the dance floor. We had a huge dance floor and the band helped keep it packed the whole night - 4 full hours of dancing. They were so fun - and really got the crowd involved - from having my God Daughter lead Thriller on the stage to my bridesmaids and parent's friends up on the microphone (thank goodness they turned them off.). They also let my MIL play the air guitar on the table with them during Purple Rain. Most of our memories from that night happened on the dance floor. The band helped make our wedding a blast - and a party that everyone raves about.
AMAZING!Reviewed on 6/02/2011 Holly H
This band MADE my reception. They are expensive, but worth every penny. The entire building was up no their feet the entire time. We danced the night away and loved how involved this band was with the crowd!!
Everyone keeps talking about Blind DateReviewed on 8/26/2010 Lauren M
I think our guests enjoyed Blind Date more than anything at our wedding. People were talking about it for weeks - they really put on great entertainment and got people out on the dance floor. It was perfect for all ages :)
AN ENCHANTED EVENING!Reviewed on 6/28/2010 Dashiel G
Blind Date Austin where do I Start, they were AWESOME!Find a way to budget them in an keep your fingers crossed and pray every night that they are not booked so you can have them. They made our wedding that much more special we still get complimnets about them from wedding guests and we were married in 2006.
Review for Blind DateReviewed on 5/10/2010 Cindy S
The best band ever. They had everyone on the dance floor until the end of the night and even received an encore. They were absolutely incredible and were able to read the crowd so well.
Review for Blind DateReviewed on 5/10/2010 Jillian B
The music was specetactular is made the party! People are still taking about the band.
Review for Blind DateReviewed on 11/01/2008 Tracy A
Everyone (from my friends to my grandparents) LOVED Blind Date. They definitely madhe wedding was on a Monday night but their energy was so high and everyone was on the dance floor most of the night. They accommodated all requests for music and were very professional. At the end they gave a ridiculous;y awesome performance of Purple Rain where they got up and danced on the reception tables--my guests and I were wowed. We will never forget it!
Review for Blind DateReviewed on 10/30/2008 MELISSA B
THE PREMIERE EVENT BAND! These guys were great so much fun got people out there dancing worked with my soloist and emcee's even did my cocktail music with two of the guys easy to work with and way too much fun!
Review for Blind DateReviewed on 9/25/2008 Melissa B
This group is AWESOME!!! They are not only amazingly talented but they get the crowd going and into it. They were so easy to work with as I had my brothers emcee and had a family friend sing the first dance song. Very professional and so much fun. if you want fun along with talent they are the only way to go!
Review for Blind DateReviewed on 10/02/2007 Kimberly P
Natalie was the contact person and the singer in the band...she was FABULOUS!!! They had many instruments and could play many types of music. They were nice, on time, played eveything we asked or used a CD to cover it all. I have NO complaints!!!!!
Review for Blind DateReviewed on 9/29/2007 Maddie G
songs were fantastic
Meet The Owner
Graduating with a music degree from Texas State, Mark Ellis started Blind Date in 2001. He works diligently with a keen personal attention to detail to insure your event is perfect. He handles the booking, music, timeline, and all logistics. He is on site from the moment the band arrives until they are packed up and ready to leave. Mark is the owner, guitarist, jazz crooner, emcee, and your point person to ensure there is no miscommunication from all of your correspondence. Mark looks forward to hearing about your vision for your special occasion! Let Blind Date make it the best!